The American Heart Association will hold its annual Eastern Connecticut Heart Walk on Sunday, September 29 at Mohegan Reservation in Uncasville. Over 1,500 supporters and survivors are expected to attend and raise funds to support cardiovascular research and education.
This year, the Eastern Connecticut Heart Walk has teamed up with the Connecticut Sun to benefit the American Heart Association. The Connecticut Sun will play the Phoenix Mercury on Thursday, August 1 at 7:00pm at Mohegan Sun Arena. $4 from every ticket sold will benefit the Heart Walk! In addition, $1 from every Dasani water bottle sold will benefit the Eastern Connecticut Heart Walk. Heart and stroke survivors will be part of the opening ceremony caring the American flag. For more information on the event, go the Connecticut Sun website.
The Eastern Connecticut Heart Walk activities begin at 9:00am. Prior to the walk kick-off, participants can enjoy complimentary health screenings, a kid’s zone with entertainment, and music. The walk will begin at 10 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by a walk through Mohegan Reservation – rain or shine.
Those looking to start a walk team still have time to register. Registration is free. Individuals who raise $100 or more receive a t-shirt. To register as a team or individual for the Eastern Connecticut Heart Walk go to www.EasternCTHeartWalk.org For more information contact the American Heart Association at 203-710-4930.
Our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. We want to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.